The Invitation (2015)

Score: 5.5/10 (+2 points for featuring an attractive male in a “horror” film)

Length: 100

Rating: NR

Language: English

Categories: 2000s, recent, murderer, almost horror, religious, psychological, some SPOILERS

Let’s just start off by addressing the main character. Nice choice. There’s nothing like a sexy, suspicious man. I recognize a few of these actors- Logan Marshall-Green (sans beard) from Devil and Michiel Huisman from Games of Thrones and Orphan Black, however, most are fairly unknown. There’s also, of course, John Caroll Lynch who’s character seems to be the most interesting of the guests, but that’s not saying much. This film is all about the build-up; it’s definitely a slow burner, but the end is fast and fiery. There’s a lot of forced flip-flopping between the possible outcomes, but I wasn’t disappointed in the ending. It seemed realistic yet fantasy at the same time. I won’t spoil the possibilities, but most of the people die and that’s always a bonus. A lot of viewers looked at the end as a twist, but I didn’t feel like it was intended as an unguessable twist, more of an outcome that was clouded by the strange nature of a man in mourning. I liked this film, it was up-close and personal, but although I connected with the man and his ex-wife, I didn’t care much about the other characters. Guests with interesting background, connections, and feelings could have really solidified the film. It’s fresh and unique, but maybe everything happened in one chunk and my tension didn’t invoke enough fear.


Below is the review from my cat. I’m sure she wouldn’t want me to delete it.





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